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Ready To Perform: Botitu

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep Filimoni Botitu aims to lift his game at the Hamilton 7s this weekend. The Korobebe, Nadi native said expectations are high for him to perform
22 Jan 2019 11:12
Ready To Perform: Botitu
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep Filimoni Botitu (middle) with his mother Merewairita Lobau and father Josaia Lobau at the Nadi International Airport on January 21, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep Filimoni Botitu aims to lift his game at the Hamilton 7s this weekend.

The Korobebe, Nadi native said expectations are high for him to perform after a good first outing at the Cape Town Sevens last month where he was named player of the Cup final against the United States.

The Gareth Baber–coached side departed yesterday to defend the third tournament of the 2018-19 World Sevens Series which starts at the FMG Stadium, Waikato on Saturday.

“My aim is to lift my performance again in Hamilton,”Botitu said.

“As defending champion, I know that the expectations are high and we need to perform.

“I know it’s not easy to win the Hamilton Sevens but I’m ready and I know that nothing is impossible if God is with me and the team.”

 

We’re blessed: mother

His mother, Merewairita Lobau said they are blessed to have a son like Filimoni.

“We’re happy and blessed to have a son like him,”Lobau said.

“I thank God that for the life of my son and we always pray and support him and the team.”

 

Power of prayer: dad

His dad, Senior Pastor of Awake Assemblies of God, Josaia Lobau said, “Every time he leaves to play in any tournament, we always pray for him. On Sunday we prayed for him during our church service. I can see the power of prayer on how he performed on the field. I don’t play rugby like my son but I always encourage and empower him to learn from failures and strive to do better.”

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: mereleki. nai@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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